PC restarts during XP installation

Microsoft Windows xp home edition
January 8, 2010 at 04:05:21
Specs: Windows XP
when i try to install xp on my pc it doesnt work i get through the first bit of file copying then the computer restarts and begins the instalation again from the begining ive tried fat and the other setting for formating my partition can any one help


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#1
January 8, 2010 at 04:07:04
When the first part finishes, don`t boot from CD, then from HDD....press F12 on boot-up and select "HDD"....

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#2
January 8, 2010 at 04:16:41
If you are hitting any key to boot from the CD after the first time then stop doing that. Just let the computer do its own thing after you get it started.

Best to use NTFS. If you have tried multiple times be sure to use full format to prep the partition.


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#3
January 8, 2010 at 05:40:03

ive done as you said and now get a blue screen saying system has shut down due to a fatal error any ideas?

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#4
January 8, 2010 at 05:42:54
What is currently on the PC and what type of install disk are you using?

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#5
January 8, 2010 at 05:49:42
there is nothin on the pc and im using two discs they are copies of the original i made incase i lost my disc theyre scratched so i have to swop them over whenever i get the option to skip a file i do have another pc with xp onit but the video card is shot could just swop hard drives over or would it wipe the hard drve when i remove it?

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#6
January 8, 2010 at 06:01:23
there is nothing on my pc ive only got my keyboard plugged in and the hd has been formatted to ntfs my discs are copies of the original but both r scratched so i swop them over when i get the skip file message and that way i get all files needed originally i used 1 disc and it wouldnt let me carry on because winsrv was missing

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#7
January 8, 2010 at 06:36:08
Generally speaking skippin files will result in a bad install. Where are the original disks?

Try making copies of the scratched CDs Copy to file and then back to CD. That may work.


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#8
January 8, 2010 at 08:11:34
ivetried that it wont let me copy a file it say something about dos

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#9
January 8, 2010 at 08:23:01
Try to pull the undamaged files from the I386 folder in a folder on the hard disk....then download the files that are missing and rename the folder to I386....

Then follow this instructions to make a bootable XP CD:

http://www.howtohaven.com/system/cr...

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#10
January 8, 2010 at 08:29:20
I meant to use a different computer with a burner. Make a copy of the disk using the verify files feature in the burner program.


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